Well, we all knew it was coming. The only question was when a fine would come and how much Patrick Chambers would be paying to the Big Ten. Last weekend, Chambers made some fierce remarks against the Big Ten officials following Penn State's loss to Maryland at home.
Over the weekend, we ran a post with Chamber's comments and earlier this week, we also took the time to look at whether Chambers had an argument about the calls and whether he had a reason to be frustrated.
Regardless of what happened, the fact is that now Chambers will be faced with a $10,000 fine for his remarks. This is certainly a large hunk of change
Here is the Big Ten's release:
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Penn State men's basketball head coach Patrick Chambers for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Penn State's game against Maryland on Feb. 14. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.
The Big Ten determined that Chambers' postgame comments regarding officials were in violation of Big Ten Conference Agreement 10.01, which states in part that "The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of the competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials."
The Big Ten Conference considers this matter concluded and will have no further comment.
It will be interesting to see if anything further develops out of this incident and whether Chambers is influenced in his remarks going forward.